The Yorkshire Dales Railway opened on Tuesday July 29th, 1902. The first sod was cut 2 years previously on June 7th, 1900. The railway closed to passenger traffic in 1930 and goods traffic discontinued in 1969. The last train to Grassington was on August 20th, 1969.
The rail link from Skipton to Swinden Quarry is all that remains of the railway.
Sound recording of the last train which ran from Skipton to Grassington including an interview with one of the passengers.
Below are some images of the history of the Yorkshire Dales Railway. Click on the magnifying glass to see a larger picture.